61306 Mayflower and 35018 British India Line

Steam locomotive swap at the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway has announced that they have been a change in locomotive for their upcoming Giants of Steam gala. Unfortunately, LMS Princess Coronation Class No. 6233 ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ will no longer be joining...
6233 Duchess of Sutherland

Steam locomotive 6233 Duchess of Sutherland to visit the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway has announced that 6233 Duchess of Sutherland will be visiting them for their Giants of Steam gala in October. The Giants of Steam Gala will take place on the 11th, 12th and...
70000 Britannia arrives into Burnley Manchester Road

Steam locomotive 70000 Britannia to visit the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway has announced that 70000 Britannia will be visiting them for their Giants of Steam gala in October. The Giants of Steam Gala will take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th October...
35028 "Clan Line" at Sheffield Park // Credit MNLPS

Steam locomotive 35028 Clan Line visits the Bluebell Railway

Southern Railway "Merchant Navy" Class No.35028 "Clan Line" has spent the last few days down at the Bluebell Railway undergoing maintenance work. Wheel Drop The Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society (MNLPS) have brought their engine "Clan...
34059's Rolling Chassis // Credit John Fry

Update on the Overhaul of steam locomotive 34059 “Sir Archibald Sinclair” – July 2019

A big milestone has been reached in the overhaul of the Bluebell Railway's Southern Railway 'Battle of Britain' Class engine with the start of the overhaul on the rolling chassis. Rolling Chassis As can be seen...
Tender Tank // Credit D G Welding

June Update on new build steam locomotive 32424 Beachy Head

Good progress is being on the construction of London, Brighton and South Coast Railway H2 Atlantic No.32424 "Beachy Head" at the Bluebell Railway. Boiler Majority of the backhead's lagging has been fitted. A few areas will be...
73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

An update on steam locomotive 73082 Camelot

The Bluebell Railway has released an update on the repair work taking place on 73082 Camelot. The left-hand side trailing driving wheelset manganese axle box liner repairs are now complete, and the frames were reunited...
323 Bluebell

Steam locomotive 323 Bluebell withdrawn from service

The Bluebell Railway has announced that their resident locomotive, 323 Bluebell, has been withdrawn from service. The P class of locomotive entered service in 2011 after an overhaul, and has proved popular with volunteers and...
30587

Steam locomotive 30587 to visit the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway has announced that Beattie Well Tank 30587 will be visiting the line in 2019. The London and South Western Railway locomotive will be visiting for the Branch Line Weekend, which is being...
498 As Built // Credit A Major

LSWR/SR S15 Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Built to haul a variety of freight trains on the London & South Western Railway, the Urie S15s would operate right up to the last few years of steam on the Southern Region. Once looking...
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